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Centre Men Finish Fifth at Gordin Classic; Riley Earns Medalist Honors
DELAWARE, Ohio (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre men's golf team played its final round at the 54-hole Gordin Classic at Ohio Wesleyan University and Delaware G.C. The Colonels shot a combined team score of 294 on Monday to break a three-team tie for fifth place and finish in sole possession of fifth. Senior Carson Riley (Hendersonville, Tenn.) won the tournament individually with a three-day score of 208.
The Colonels' 54-hole score for the tournament was 881, two shots behind Wittenberg, three shots behind Rhodes and four shots behind second place Oglethorpe. The Colonels, who were tied with Methodist and Transylvania going into Monday, outshot Methodist by five and Transylvania by 16 in the final round.
Individually, Riley poured in four birdies, including three on the front nine, to finish with an even par score of 71 on Monday that combined with his scores of 68 and 69 on Sunday to earn tournament medalist honors. Riley, who entered Monday in third place overall, overtook Addison Lambeth and Will Thrash from first place Huntingdon to win the tournament.
"It was a fun week all around," said Riley. "Everyone stayed relaxed all weekend, which helped me stay relaxed as well. I didn't realize I even had a chance to win until Coach Hearn told me congratulations on the last green. It was an awesome feeling, but I'm most looking forward to our first team victory so we can all share in that."
Senior Dakota Jarman (Danville, Ky.) posted a score of 73. Jarman had two birdies and played the front nine at an even par. Jarman finished with a three-day total of 221 to finish just inside the top 20 overall in 17th place.
Senior Andrew Horn (Franklin, Tenn.) and sophomore Jake Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) each fired rounds of 75. Horn had a birdie on the par 4 seventh hole and Mattingly was the only Centre player for the entire tournament to record a birdie on the par 4 ninth hole.
Sophomore Zach Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) rounded out Centre's Monday performances with a score of 79. Mattingly turned in the lone birdie for the Colonels on the day at the par 3 fifth hole.
The next tournament for the Colonels will be the Royal Lakes Invite on Oct. 3-4 in Atlanta, hosted by Oglethorpe.